One of Canada’s most environmentally sound building projects, the CK Choi building was completed in and set a high standard for “green” buildings. Figures 1 and 2: The C.K. Choi Building borders on a natural-growth forest on the (UBC), the C.K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research was made. You are here. Home › C. K. Choi Building. C. K. Choi Building. Project Overview. The university office building houses five research centers on China, Japan.

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This combination eliminates the sanitary connection for this project. Understanding the way the stack effect for ventilation works or the operation of daylight and occupancy sensors, enables the users to participate in energy efficient operations and ensure that good IAQ is maintained. For this achievement, B.

Graywater is collected in the building and directed to an exterior subsurface graywater recycling area. Centre for Japanese Research. For example, the system not only saves over gallons of potable water per day, it also reduces the load on the existing sanitary system by at least the c.k.chpi amount. For example, rigid insulations are expanded boards foamed with pentane not ozone depleting versus extruded boards expanded with an HCFC, and natural ventilation eliminates the need for refrigerated coolants.

On February 5,Dr. Daylight sensors automatically dim indoor lighting. Embodied Energy in Construction Reused heavy timbers from the Armouries building previously builsing across the street and reused red brick cladding from the streets of Vancouver give the Choi Building an aesthetic that is rich in history and energy efficiency.


The graywater recycling trench contains plant material and in turn, microbial plant life known for their capacity to neutralize bacteria in the graywater. Views Read Edit View history.

A water-efficient subsurface irrigation system based on the principle of “xeriscaping” was introduced. This waterless system enables the building to be disconnected from the sanitary system. When the buklding air exits the building through louvres high in the atria, fresh air is simultaneously drawn in through the window vents.

Offices have manual light switches; however, controls systems dim lights if adequate daylight is available or turn off lights if a room is vacant. Operating energy is also reduced by the elimination of a traditional ducted air system.

The end product is a humus-like soil amendment product that is rich in nitrogen and other useful elements. The “daringly innovative architecture” [8] integrates cultural expression, interior and exterior architectural presence, together with environmental features and functions.

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Operating Energy Over Time Inside the Choi Building, spaces are so filled with daylight that the power consumption for lighting is less than half that required for typical office buildings. A subsurface holding tank is incorporated for storage of rainwater collected from the roof area. Operable windows and fresh air vents under each window c.k.cjoi a continual flushing of fresh air through the building. As the construction of this project is finished, it is now those who will occupy and maintain the building who will face the next challenge of this project: As people produce carbon dioxide and everyday operations add VOC’s to buildings, the natural ventilation system in the building was designed to provide 20 cfm per person of percent fresh air at all times.

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For this achievement, B. The same principle applied city-wide could eliminate the need to expand central sewage treatment plants. After a series of seminars with an expert on environmental design, the consulting team developed a set of targets that included minimizing the d.k.choi needed to produce building materials, lowering operating energy needs, and creating livable work spaces.

Award-Winning Features The C. The BOMA Earth Award is a new opportunity to recognize and promote “environmental friendliness” in commercial buildings. With a broad geographic reach extending to China, I and South Asia, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, the Institute conducts research and teaching in policy-relevant issues informed by language and area studies. The graywater recycling trench contains plant material and in turn, microbial plant life known for their capacity to c.k.chi bacteria in the graywater.

Construction All consultants attended weekly site meetings.

As well, the Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Institute, which investigates global issues of energy conservation, is including the Choi building in a series of case studies on the most promising example of green development.

Waste separation diverted more than half of the waste from the landfill. This combination eliminates the sanitary connection for this project. IAR supports individual and collaborative research on a wide range of Asia Pacific policy issues and current affairs, including:. For example, all millwork is constructed from formaldehyde-free medite, all finishes are solvent-free, low VOC products, carpet is laid with a tack strip method versus adhesives.